Sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers, and through the Main Danube Canal and dramatic Rhine Gorge on this remarkable river cruise vacation. From the Hungarian capital of Budapest, set sail and enjoy guided sightseeing that shows off the highlights in each city, including inside visits of Melk's awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, the Bishop's Residenz in Würzburg, and Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim. In Regensburg we - ll introduce you to some of Germany's famous beers, and in Bernkastel you - ll enjoy a tasting of Moselle wines. Disembark in Remich, Luxembourg, where your vacation ends.
Highlights & Sightseeing
Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM
Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): welcome to Budapest; onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Budapest - Vienna: cruising
Day 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 4 Dürnstein - Melk: guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting
Day 5 Passau: guided walk
Day 6 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting
Day 7 Roth - Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
Day 8 Nuremberg: excursion to Munich, guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
Day 9 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall
Day 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 11 Main River village: guided walk
Day 12 Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 13 Bernkastel: guided walk, wine tasting
Day 14 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier" in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
Day 15 Remich (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Superb dining with meals on board featuring full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, lunch with complimentary soft drinks, and dinner including complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks; a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner; one sitting with open seating arrangements
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- In the rare event that the high-speed train is unavailable, alternative arrangements will be made.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.